The Belgian-based slow-motion specialist, I-Movix, is bringing automatic colour matching to its high-speed cameras, something it claims is an industry-first.
The new ColorMatch function, available on its X10 and X10+ systems, is being launched at IBC and will provide automatic in-field calibration between I-Movix systems and the other cameras used in a live broadcast.
ColorMatch should save time by simplifying the task of matching the colours between all cameras used at an event. This can be a lengthy and complicated process, but ColorMatch should enable users to get perfect results in much less time, in any lighting conditions. Once the calibration is done, it can be saved and instantly recalled as a preset.
It is claimed that the combination of ColorMatch and the new d-flicker automatic deflickering system “make these systems the most versatile and usable ultra-motion cameras on the market.”
“Ultra-motion can now claim to be ubiquitous: either indoors or outdoors in live production, X10 and X10+ are as easy to use as any ordinary camera and deliver incredible shots with beautiful image quality that is unmatchable by any other slow motion system,” said the company’s CEO, Laurent Renard.
The X10 and X10+ systems, which are linked to EVS XT3 production servers, are the first cameras to offer 10x super slow motion capture in full HD with ‘always on’ continuous recording, allowing the systems to be used like any standard broadcast camera. X10+ also offers the extra ability to operate at frame rates up to 2,600fps in 1080i50 or up to 5,600fps in 720p60, with instant replay.
Photo (by David Bourgeois): An X10 super slow motion camera in use at Hong Kong’s racecourse
By David Fox